40°
Submitted by Pozzle 369d ago | opinion piece

Why Freemium Feels So Damn Good in League of Legends

Gamasutra: Recently my co-workers convinced me to try League of Legends… I was pretty apprehensive at first but it didn’t take long before I was a level 23 summoner (still 7 levels to go), playing during lunches having my face (figuratively and literally) melted off and loving every moment of it.

I began to wonder how/why this game is so profitable but manages to offer so much content for free. This interest was fueled even more by my previous article where I discussed the systems design of the most popular and profitable mobile game currently on the planet – Candy Crush Saga. While Candy Crush focuses mostly on impulse buys and consumable items, League of Legends is a hardcore PC game with a similar but at the same time, very different strategy. I wanted to sample both ends of the spectrum to see what made these blockbuster titles tick.

So without further ado, let’s discuss why freemium feels so-damn-good in League of Legends. (League of Legends, PC)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Madden 15 perfects the details

27m ago - In Madden 15 EA Sports has finally accomplished greatness amongst their Madden football series. W... | Xbox 360
40°

Advanced Warfare Limited Editions

30m ago - Advanced Warfare Limited Editions for Xbox One. Call of Duty's Advanced Warfare releases its late... | Xbox One
30°

Presspauseradio's Quarter Circle Forward Review: Micromon

32m ago - "When you think of household names in video games today, what are some of the games that immediat... | iPhone
20°

Presspauseradio's Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 108 - Neo XYX

33m ago - "The Summer Dreams Block Continues! In this episode, we take a look at Neo XYX, a vertical sho... | Retro
Ad

Looking for a great Pokemon Community?

Now - Look no further. Join us at the BulbaGarden Forums, the best community for everything Pokemon | Promoted post
30°

Videocast -The Wii U “Five” (Ep32): Pikmin 3 (Backlog Review)

33m ago - Jason from Mii-gamer: Were you one of the people who picked up a Wii U just for Mario Kart 8?... | Wii U
Related content from friends